Platelet count-484

Test info

  
Platelet count
  
484
  
85049.2
  
PLT

Specimen

  
EDTA whole blood
  

Lavender (EDTA), 4mL

If the patient has platelet clumping issues in EDTA, a Lt blue Sodium citrate (NaCit) tube must be collected in addition to the Lavender (EDTA), 4mL tube.

  
4.0 mL
  
1.0 mL
  
  • Immediately after collection, mix tube thoroughly by gentle inversion to prevent clotting.
  • If the patient has platelet clumping issues in EDTA, a Lt blue Sodium citrate (NaCit) tube must be collected in addition to the Lavender (EDTA), 4mL tube.
  

Lavender (EDTA), 4mL

  

Refrigerated (preferred) - 48 hours

Ambient (OK) - 24 hours

  
  • Improper label (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Clotted specimen
  • Improper anticoagulant or ratio
  • Hemolysis
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage/transport temperature

Performance

  
AHL - Hematology: H
  
Daily
  
Routine - 1 day
Stat - 1 hour
  

Sysmex

Clinical and Interpretive info

  

140 - 440 103/mm3

  

 

 Age  Low High
 Newborn (0 - 28 days)  <50,000/mm3  >1 million
 >28 days  <20,000/mm3  >1 million

Billing

  
85049
  
Yes
  

Tracking

  
11/30/2001
  
02/04/2021
  
02/18/2020